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A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography - Illustrated
A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography - Illustrated
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Man has, from times immemorial, exhibited a striking predilection for symbols. Which, through written words, drawings, sculptures or other visual/iconographic representations, seem to have shaped much of mankind's culture. From the simplest, yet eloquent, drawings on the walls of the prehistoric caves, through the sophistication of Egyptian imagery, the sculptural embroidered wealth of a Khajuraho, or the convoluted elegance of a Mannerist painting - all interweave iconographic imagery so inextricably into their very core that, without its visual/didactic richness, these would be a mere shell, a hollow vanity! Veritably, our cultural scenograph will lose much of its aesthetic charm and meaning, once it is bereft of iconography.

Over the centuries, Buddhism and Hinduism (Brahmanical) have built up pantheon after pantheon, with a bewildering number of divinities, in varying forms and emanations and, significantly, with myriad iconographic attributes. Which, for both their definable precision and complex multi-interpretationality, not merely seem paradoxical, but may baffle even the specialists and the initiated as well. Here is just the Dictionary trying, for the first time, to help you see into the 'divine paradoxes of Buddhist-and-Hindu iconography and, simultaneously, interpret the very nuances of their iconic language. Painstakingly compiled by a distinguished scholar of Oriental/Buddhist Art, it is a Buddhist and Hindu thousands of iconic representations, which these two of the world's oldest, sustained faiths have left for all times to come.

In its monumental effort to explain/interpret Buddhist-and-Hindu visual/conceptual symbols, images, objects, concepts and rites, the Dictionary extends the definition of iconography to embrace numerous peripheral/other terms, which either have immediate relevance to iconographic principles or are hard to dispense with in visualizing the true import of different icons. Dr. Bunce's work has, at its base, his own first-hand observation of various temples in India, Nepal and several Southeast Asian countries; besides a number of authentic sources: both illustrated and verbal.

Flawlessly illustrated: from cover to cover, it includes a compellingly readable introduction, an easy-to-understand User's Guide, extensive bibliographic references, and two well-planned lists to facilitate location of its each headword, each entry. Which all reinforce the Dictionary's indispensability to the specialists and the non-specialists who have often to grope for the essentials of Buddhist/Hindu iconographic complexities.

About the Author:

Fredrick W. Bunce, a Ph. D (Comparative Arts), from the Ohio University, Athens, USA, is a cultural historian of international repute. Professor and former Chairperson, Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1980, he has lectured at learned forums and published on a variety of art-related themes. And has held many a solo exhibition at different art galleries, art museums and universities; besides his participation in the artist's guild/faculty/other ventures of the kind.

A scholar with varied intellectual/research concerns - notwithstanding his specializations in Oriental and Buddhist Arts, Professor Bunce has been legitimately honoured with certain notable awards/commendations and is listed in Who's Who in American Art and also the International Biographical Dictionary: 1980-present.

His Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demi-gods, Godlings, Saints and Demons also published by D. K. Printworld, New Delhi, has received wide acclaim in India and abroad.

 

CONTENTS

 

List of Figures vii
Introduction xvii
User's Guide xxi
Dictionary  
A 1
B 28
C 53
D 73
E 90
F 95
G 99
H 115
I 124
J 130
K 135
L 158
M 167
N 195
O 209
P 214
Q 241
R 243
S 257
T 287
U 317
V 323
W 344
Y 350
Z 355
Bibliography 357
Term Category 367
Term List 417
Acknowledgements 473

Sample Page

















 


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From the Jacket:

Man has, from times immemorial, exhibited a striking predilection for symbols. Which, through written words, drawings, sculptures or other visual/iconographic representations, seem to have shaped much of mankind's culture. From the simplest, yet eloquent, drawings on the walls of the prehistoric caves, through the sophistication of Egyptian imagery, the sculptural embroidered wealth of a Khajuraho, or the convoluted elegance of a Mannerist painting - all interweave iconographic imagery so inextricably into their very core that, without its visual/didactic richness, these would be a mere shell, a hollow vanity! Veritably, our cultural scenograph will lose much of its aesthetic charm and meaning, once it is bereft of iconography.

Over the centuries, Buddhism and Hinduism (Brahmanical) have built up pantheon after pantheon, with a bewildering number of divinities, in varying forms and emanations and, significantly, with myriad iconographic attributes. Which, for both their definable precision and complex multi-interpretationality, not merely seem paradoxical, but may baffle even the specialists and the initiated as well. Here is just the Dictionary trying, for the first time, to help you see into the 'divine paradoxes of Buddhist-and-Hindu iconography and, simultaneously, interpret the very nuances of their iconic language. Painstakingly compiled by a distinguished scholar of Oriental/Buddhist Art, it is a Buddhist and Hindu thousands of iconic representations, which these two of the world's oldest, sustained faiths have left for all times to come.

In its monumental effort to explain/interpret Buddhist-and-Hindu visual/conceptual symbols, images, objects, concepts and rites, the Dictionary extends the definition of iconography to embrace numerous peripheral/other terms, which either have immediate relevance to iconographic principles or are hard to dispense with in visualizing the true import of different icons. Dr. Bunce's work has, at its base, his own first-hand observation of various temples in India, Nepal and several Southeast Asian countries; besides a number of authentic sources: both illustrated and verbal.

Flawlessly illustrated: from cover to cover, it includes a compellingly readable introduction, an easy-to-understand User's Guide, extensive bibliographic references, and two well-planned lists to facilitate location of its each headword, each entry. Which all reinforce the Dictionary's indispensability to the specialists and the non-specialists who have often to grope for the essentials of Buddhist/Hindu iconographic complexities.

About the Author:

Fredrick W. Bunce, a Ph. D (Comparative Arts), from the Ohio University, Athens, USA, is a cultural historian of international repute. Professor and former Chairperson, Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1980, he has lectured at learned forums and published on a variety of art-related themes. And has held many a solo exhibition at different art galleries, art museums and universities; besides his participation in the artist's guild/faculty/other ventures of the kind.

A scholar with varied intellectual/research concerns - notwithstanding his specializations in Oriental and Buddhist Arts, Professor Bunce has been legitimately honoured with certain notable awards/commendations and is listed in Who's Who in American Art and also the International Biographical Dictionary: 1980-present.

His Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demi-gods, Godlings, Saints and Demons also published by D. K. Printworld, New Delhi, has received wide acclaim in India and abroad.

 

CONTENTS

 

List of Figures vii
Introduction xvii
User's Guide xxi
Dictionary  
A 1
B 28
C 53
D 73
E 90
F 95
G 99
H 115
I 124
J 130
K 135
L 158
M 167
N 195
O 209
P 214
Q 241
R 243
S 257
T 287
U 317
V 323
W 344
Y 350
Z 355
Bibliography 357
Term Category 367
Term List 417
Acknowledgements 473

Sample Page

















 


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